CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly--Unaware that many consumer goods contain hazardous materials, retail store personnel may create dangerous situations in reverse logistics operations, says industry association.

A surprising variety of consumer goods contain hazardous materials (hazmat), but retailers' employees who handle returned merchandise often are unaware of the potential hazards inherent in some of the items they receive, store, and ship back to warehouses. As a result, they may unknowingly violate laws and regulations while putting their companies at risk for penalties, lawsuits, employee injury, and property damage. Read more!